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WSET Level 4 Diploma D3 Wines of the World


WSET Level 4 D3 Wines of the World Class

In the WSET Level 4 D3 Wines of the World class, students undertake a detailed theoretical  & practical study of the still wines produced in France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Canada, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and China. After completion of the WSET level 4 D3 Wines of the World class, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • in-depth knowledge and understanding of the influence of grape growing winemaking, maturation, wine law, and wine business on the style, quality, & price on the principal still wines of the world
  • ability to taste and evaluate still wines accurately

Prerequisites: D1 & D2


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Course Format

15 instructor-led class sessions (Sessions 1-13 = 4 hours each; Sessions 14-15 = 6 hours each) held via Zoom web conferencing, with access to an online course containing activities to guide your studies between class sessions.

Course Duration 

Students will begin their course of study once they register for the unit and receive their course materials. Students should expect to study for a minimum of 250 hours over a period of about 6 months (about 10 - 11 hours of study per week).

Course Materials

Upon registration students will receive access to the WSET's digital study guide, which will be the main source of study material for this unit. Students will also have access to the WSET’s Online Global Campus and Feedback Testing Classroom where students can access supplemental learning material & mock exams. NVWA also provides supplemental learning materials such as videos, mock questions, and guided reading questions.


D3 Wines of the World is assessed by means of a two-day theory and tasting exam. Exam Day 1 is a 3-hour & 20-minute written exam consisting of multiple-part open-response style questions. Exam Day 2 is a 3-hour blind tasting of 12 wines in which the candidate will write a tasting note describing the structural characteristics of the wine using the WSET Diploma SAT method and draw conclusions on the wine's origin, grape variety, quality level, and/or potential for ageing. THE EXAM MUST BE TAKEN IN NAPA, CA ON THE EXAM DATES ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ENROLLED COURSE.

Additional information



Knowledge Level



WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)


Level 4

Course Date

November 1, 2021

Course Type




Wine Kit?

Yes, No